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post #1 of 13 Old 06-30-2010, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on weight?

How do you guys feel my boy looks as far as weight? 7 y/o APHA used for trail, pleasure, and H/J.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-30-2010, 07:40 PM
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he's definitely not Skinny, but I do see ribs.. if your going to be working him alot then I would put more weight on him, he's about where my gelding is now.
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This is him with being worked alot. He gets worked year round so it's not as if I'm going to be suddenly incorporating a vigorous workout schedule. He is worked regularly regardless of weather or season.
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It might be the angle of the photo, but in the picture it looks he could use some filling out in the rear. I have to confess, though, that I'm used to looking at our similar 8 yr old APHA mare that is built like a tank and has a big butt.


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It must be the angle because he has a lovely butt if I do say so myself lol. I'm not sure if I really should put more weight on him or not since he is used for h/j and really shouldn't be a tank for that. Ugh.
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It must be the angle because he has a lovely butt if I do say so myself lol. I'm not sure if I really should put more weight on him or not since he is used for h/j and really shouldn't be a tank for that. Ugh.
In that case, he looks very good to me.

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I would say that his weight is perfect. He is trim and fit but still has substance and great muscle.

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I would say that his weight is perfect. He is trim and fit but still has substance and great muscle.
Thanks. I get so many people who say he's underweight since you can see some ribs (better in pics than in person tho) but if he has enough weight to cover the ribs then he tends to look really heavy and overweight.

This is him at winter weight and IMO he looks too heavy here but what's your guys opinion on the current vs winter?



And current again so you can see them beside each other:

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I think the winter picture looks a lot better.

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-01-2010, 01:12 AM
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I would up the feed a small amount.

I hate it when you can see ribs. They can't eat whenever their hungry, so the need to be fed enough so you can't see ribs, but you can feel them.

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